Miss Katherine Else
Lecturer in Social Work
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
I joined the Social Work team as a lecturer at Plymouth University in March 2021. Previous to this I worked as a social worker in front line adult social services. I am an active and passionate practice educator and teacher. My focus is on optimism and hopeful social work practice. I like to use spoken word and poetry as a medium to give people a voice and to tell the story of social work and promote the good and positive work that social workers do.
MA (PGdip) Social Work
BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
Post Graduate certification in Practice Education
Finalist in 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards
Social Work England registered Social Worker
My teaching interests are in Practice Placements, practice education, creative reflection on the self and social work identity and exploring what it is to 'be' a social worker in an ever changing world.
My research interests are cultural adaptability when caring for and working with older people and people living with dementia. The use of creative tools for self reflection and identity. Gender issues within social work and social work practice.
Creative practice & artistic projects
'The Unheardbird' spoken word artist and platform.
Finalist in the 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards - Championing Social Work Values category.